The Boy Who Flew With Eagles

The Boy Who Flew With Eagles

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Overview

By the light of leaping flames an old man weaves a heart-pounding tale. A story of a time of great hunger when man and beast might die. Only one boy can save his people and the other creatures from starvation. But he must face a terrifying challenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988627451
Publisher: Miller-Martin Press
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Series: Mythic Adventure Collection , #1
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 1,192,011
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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The Boy Who Flew With Eagles 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
An old Indian tells a story around the campfire about Naa'ki, a boy who is picked up by an eagle who wants to feed him to her children. They are starving because there are no fish in the lake due to the fishing practices of the humans. In return for his life, Naa'ki promises to work for her until her babies leave the nest. He spends his days gathering food for the babies and ends up feeling like part of the family. So much so that, when the eaglets are ready to fly, Naa'ki wants to fly too. Will Naa'ki learn how to fly? Will he ever want to return to his old life? The author's wonderful descriptions make you feel like you are actually there, on the cliff with the eagles. The book contains some great messages about persistence paying off and about being accepting of others' differences. The eagle also teaches Na'aki a lesson about over-fishing salmon: "For all to live, we must share." The lovely illustrations by Laura Leikona at the beginning of each chapter are a great complement to the story. The author's notes at the end provide some real-life information about topics discussed in the book. A great story for reluctant readers, especially boys, ages 7 to 12. Full blog post (24 April): http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/the-boy-who-flew-with-eagles-by-ben-woodard.html
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Reviews-ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite "The Boy Who Flew With Eagles" is an inspiring and soulful children¿s book written by Ben Woodard. As Naa¿ki is enjoying the beautiful scenery of the great salt water lake, a giant mother eagle swoops down and snatches him away. Naa¿ki must find his inner strength and courage to survive in the eagle¿s nest. He wittingly makes a deal with the eagle that she cannot resist. Naa¿ki grows stronger each day and learns to bond with his eagle brothers and gain respect and trust from mother eagle. As his brothers prepare to leave the nest and learn to fly, Naa¿ki also realizes that he has grown as a human being and is ready to soar also. He works diligently to weave himself a pair of wings so that he too may soar with the eagles. Will Naa¿ki be able to let his spirit soar above the great salt lake and accomplish his dream? Will he go back to his people, help them find food and prepare for winter? As Naa¿ki grows wiser, he must make the ultimate choice to stay with the eagles or return to his people. Ben Woodard writes a very compelling and meaningful story in "The Boy Who Flew With Eagles". The cover is beautifully illustrated and captivating, which pulled me into the book immediately. The chapters are very easy to comprehend for grade school children and the message is heartwarming. As Naa¿ki, the young Native American boy, comes to age, he must make life-altering decisions, use his wit, and find strength to survive. Woodard brings us into the Native Culture with myths and legends of the animals, the elements and brilliant use of imagery. This book is fast paced, full of excitement and entwines nature with culture. The reader is able to grow with Naa¿ki in his soulful journey where he must learn to make new friends, gain loyalty and respect, and stay truthful to himself. Any school-aged child will absolutely fall in love with Naa¿ki and his empowering adventures!